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3 Oct 2022
Topic:  Bastiat, Frédéric 19th century French economist
Upd   Articles Economics Is Fun
Review of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism (2007) by Robert P. Murphy
 
Topic:  Children Sons and daughters; young persons, infants, adolescents
Upd   Articles Economics 101
After describing some basic economics principles, examines worthwhile rationales for public-policy mandates such as setting a 5 mph national speed limit or requiring gun safety-locks to prevent child deaths from gun accidents
Upd     The Drug War's Immorality and Abject Failure
Discusses how drug use differs from criminal, property-rights violations, the justifications for the drug war and the many areas where it has had detrimental effects on society: inner cities, rule of law, foreign relations, etc.
Upd     Don't Look for Grown-Ups in Government
Responds to pundits demanding adult, i.e., responsible, behavior from politicians, in particular with regard to lifting the debt ceiling (which kept the U.S. government partially closed in early Oct 2013)
 
Topic:  Drugs, War on Legislation and enforcement actions against substances that are deemed to be addictive or otherwise dangerous
Upd   Articles The Drug War's Immorality and Abject Failure
Discusses how drug use differs from criminal, property-rights violations, the justifications for the drug war and the many areas where it has had detrimental effects on society: inner cities, rule of law, foreign relations, etc.
Upd     The Economics Behind the U.S. Government's Unwinnable War on Drugs
Analyzes the economics of the drug war, including the demand-supply effects of prohibition on both users and distributors, the effects of higher prices and variable quality, comparisons to alcohol prohibition and external effects
 
Topic:  Economics Study of the means that human beings use to satisfy their individually desired ends
Upd   Articles Economics 101
After describing some basic economics principles, examines worthwhile rationales for public-policy mandates such as setting a 5 mph national speed limit or requiring gun safety-locks to prevent child deaths from gun accidents
Upd     Economics Is Fun
Review of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism (2007) by Robert P. Murphy
Upd     Don't Look for Grown-Ups in Government
Responds to pundits demanding adult, i.e., responsible, behavior from politicians, in particular with regard to lifting the debt ceiling (which kept the U.S. government partially closed in early Oct 2013)
Upd     The Economics Behind the U.S. Government's Unwinnable War on Drugs
Analyzes the economics of the drug war, including the demand-supply effects of prohibition on both users and distributors, the effects of higher prices and variable quality, comparisons to alcohol prohibition and external effects
 
Topic:  Heinlein, Robert A. American science fiction writer
Upd   Awards Received 2003 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For Requiem
Upd     1998 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For Time Enough for Love
Upd     1997 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For Methuselah's Children
Upd     1996 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For Red Planet
Upd     1987 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For Stranger in a Strange Land
Upd     1983 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
 
Topic:  Libertarian Futurist Society Organization for fans of libertarian science fiction
Upd   Awards Granted Prometheus Best Novel Award
Award created in 1979 by L. Neil Smith to honor libertarian fiction, since 1982 awarded by the Libertarian Futurist Society for the best libertarian novel of the year
Upd     Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
Award given since 1983 by the Libertarian Futurist Society to honor classic libertarian fiction
Upd     1979 Prometheus Best Novel Award
For Wheels Within Wheels
Upd     1982 Prometheus Best Novel Award
For The Probability Broach
Upd     1983 Prometheus Best Novel Award
For Voyage from Yesteryear
Upd     1984 Prometheus Best Novel Award
For The Rainbow Cadenza
Upd     1986 Prometheus Best Novel Award
For Cybernetic Samurai
Upd     1987 Prometheus Best Novel Award
For Marooned in Realtime
Upd     1988 Prometheus Best Novel Award
For The Jehovah Contract
Upd     1989 Prometheus Best Novel Award
For Moon of Ice
Upd     1990 Prometheus Best Novel Award
For Solomon's Knife
Upd     1991 Prometheus Best Novel Award
For In the Country of the Blind
Upd     1992 Prometheus Best Novel Award
For Fallen Angels
Upd     1993 Prometheus Best Novel Award
For The Multiplex Man
Upd     1994 Prometheus Best Novel Award
For Pallas
Upd     1995 Prometheus Best Novel Award
For The Stars are also Fire
Upd     1996 Prometheus Best Novel Award
For The Star Fraction
Upd     1997 Prometheus Best Novel Award
For Kings of the High Frontier
Upd     1998 Prometheus Best Novel Award
For The Stone Canal
Upd     1999 Prometheus Best Novel Award
For The Golden Globe
Upd     2000 Prometheus Best Novel Award
For A Deepness in the Sky
Upd     2001 Prometheus Best Novel Award
For The Forge of the Elders
Upd     2004 Prometheus Best Novel Award
For Sims
Upd     2004 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For The Ungoverned
Upd     2003 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For Requiem
Upd     2002 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For The Prisoner
Upd     2001 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For The Survival of Freedom
Upd     2000 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For The Emperor's New Clothes
Upd     1998 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For Time Enough for Love
Upd     1997 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For Methuselah's Children
Upd     1996 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For Red Planet
Upd     1995 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For The Star Fox
Upd     1991 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For An Enemy of the State
Upd     1990 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For The Healer
Upd     1989 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For Alongside Night
Upd     1987 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For Stranger in a Strange Land
Upd     1987 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For Anthem
Upd     1985 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For Trader to the Stars
Upd     1984 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For Nineteen Eighty-Four
Upd     1984 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For Fahrenheit 451
Upd     1983 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
Upd     1983 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For Atlas Shrugged
Upd     1986 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For The Illuminatus! Trilogy
Upd     2003 Best Novel Prometheus Award
For Night Watch
Upd     2001 Special Prometheus Award for Lifetime Achievement
Upd     1998 Special Prometheus Award
For Free Space (anthology)
Upd     2014 Special Prometheus Award for Lifetime Achievement
Upd     2015 Special Prometheus Award for Lifetime Achievement
Upd     2016 Special Prometheus Award for Lifetime Achievement
Upd     2011 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For Animal Farm
Upd     2009 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For The Lord of the Rings
 
Topic:  McGoohan, Patrick American-born TV and film actor, creator of the British TV series "The Prisoner"
Upd   Awards Received 2002 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For The Prisoner
 
Topic:  No Free Lunch TANSTAAFL - There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
Upd   Articles Economics 101
After describing some basic economics principles, examines worthwhile rationales for public-policy mandates such as setting a 5 mph national speed limit or requiring gun safety-locks to prevent child deaths from gun accidents
 
Topic:  Orwell, George British writer, author of 1984 and Animal Farm
Upd   Awards Received 1984 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For Nineteen Eighty-Four
Upd     2011 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For Animal Farm
 
Topic:  Prohibition Laws forbidding the production, sale, transportation or consumption of alcoholic beverages
Upd   Articles The Drug War's Immorality and Abject Failure
Discusses how drug use differs from criminal, property-rights violations, the justifications for the drug war and the many areas where it has had detrimental effects on society: inner cities, rule of law, foreign relations, etc.
Upd     The Economics Behind the U.S. Government's Unwinnable War on Drugs
Analyzes the economics of the drug war, including the demand-supply effects of prohibition on both users and distributors, the effects of higher prices and variable quality, comparisons to alcohol prohibition and external effects
 
Topic:  Prometheus Awards Annual awards (Best Novel, Hall of Fame) granted by the Libertarian Futurist Society
Upd   Home Page Libertarian Futurist Society: Prometheus Awards
Upd   Related Awards Prometheus Best Novel Award
Award created in 1979 by L. Neil Smith to honor libertarian fiction, since 1982 awarded by the Libertarian Futurist Society for the best libertarian novel of the year
Upd     Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
Award given since 1983 by the Libertarian Futurist Society to honor classic libertarian fiction
 
Topic:  Rand, Ayn Objectivist philosopher, novelist
Upd   Awards Received 1987 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For Anthem
Upd     1983 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For Atlas Shrugged
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Don't Look for Grown-Ups in Government
Responds to pundits demanding adult, i.e., responsible, behavior from politicians, in particular with regard to lifting the debt ceiling (which kept the U.S. government partially closed in early Oct 2013)
 
Topic:  Rights Powers and privileges one may properly claim as due
Upd   Articles The Drug War's Immorality and Abject Failure
Discusses how drug use differs from criminal, property-rights violations, the justifications for the drug war and the many areas where it has had detrimental effects on society: inner cities, rule of law, foreign relations, etc.
 
Topic:  Schulman, J. Neil American science fiction writer, winner of Prometheus Best Novel and Hall of Fame awards
Upd   Awards Received 1984 Prometheus Best Novel Award
For The Rainbow Cadenza
Upd     1989 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For Alongside Night
 
Topic:  Searches and Seizures, Right Against Unreasonable Protection from unwarranted searches and takings
Upd   Articles The Economics Behind the U.S. Government's Unwinnable War on Drugs
Analyzes the economics of the drug war, including the demand-supply effects of prohibition on both users and distributors, the effects of higher prices and variable quality, comparisons to alcohol prohibition and external effects
 
Topic:  Socialism Socio-economic system in which the means of production and distribution are under collective or government control
Upd   Articles The Drug War's Immorality and Abject Failure
Discusses how drug use differs from criminal, property-rights violations, the justifications for the drug war and the many areas where it has had detrimental effects on society: inner cities, rule of law, foreign relations, etc.
 
Topic:  Society Grouping of individuals interacting with each other
Upd   Articles Don't Look for Grown-Ups in Government
Responds to pundits demanding adult, i.e., responsible, behavior from politicians, in particular with regard to lifting the debt ceiling (which kept the U.S. government partially closed in early Oct 2013)
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Articles The Economics Behind the U.S. Government's Unwinnable War on Drugs
Analyzes the economics of the drug war, including the demand-supply effects of prohibition on both users and distributors, the effects of higher prices and variable quality, comparisons to alcohol prohibition and external effects
 
Topic:  Tolkien, J. R. R. 20th century English writer and professor of linguistics, author of The Lord of the Rings
Upd   Awards Received 2009 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For The Lord of the Rings
 
Topic:  Transportation The means and equipment used for the movement of passengers and goods
Upd   Articles Economics Is Fun
Review of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism (2007) by Robert P. Murphy
 
Topic:  Voting Selecting those who will govern by casting ballots
Upd   Articles Don't Look for Grown-Ups in Government
Responds to pundits demanding adult, i.e., responsible, behavior from politicians, in particular with regard to lifting the debt ceiling (which kept the U.S. government partially closed in early Oct 2013)
 
Topic:  Williams, Walter E. Professor of Economics, author, syndicated columnist
Upd   Writings Economics 101
After describing some basic economics principles, examines worthwhile rationales for public-policy mandates such as setting a 5 mph national speed limit or requiring gun safety-locks to prevent child deaths from gun accidents
 
Topic:  Wilson, Robert Anton Science fiction author, winner of the 1986 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
Upd   Awards Received 1986 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
For The Illuminatus! Trilogy
 
28 Sep 2022
Topic:  Capital Goods Tools, machinery and other man-made elements used to produce goods and services
Upd   Articles Collected Works of Nassau William Senior
"Introduction" of subject book, includes biographical and bibliographical information
 
Topic:  Economics Study of the means that human beings use to satisfy their individually desired ends
Upd   Articles Collected Works of Nassau William Senior
"Introduction" of subject book, includes biographical and bibliographical information
Upd     Complex Societies Need Simple Laws
Reflects on the "uncountable" number of laws and regulations in the United States as well as Britain, and elicits the views of Lǎozǐ, Hayek, Buchanan and Mises in favor of ending "the orgy of rule-making"
 
Topic:  Free Trade Exchange of goods and services without barriers
Upd   Articles Collected Works of Nassau William Senior
"Introduction" of subject book, includes biographical and bibliographical information
 
Topic:  Ireland, Republic of Territory in the island of Ireland in the northern Atlantic Ocean, ruled since 1937 by the Poblacht na hÉireann
Upd   Articles Collected Works of Nassau William Senior
"Introduction" of subject book, includes biographical and bibliographical information
 
Topic:  Lǎozǐ Ancient Chinese philosopher, author of the Dào Dé Jīng
Upd   Articles Complex Societies Need Simple Laws
Reflects on the "uncountable" number of laws and regulations in the United States as well as Britain, and elicits the views of Lǎozǐ, Hayek, Buchanan and Mises in favor of ending "the orgy of rule-making"
 
Topic:  Law Set of rules and guidelines intended to influence social behavior
Upd   Articles Complex Societies Need Simple Laws
Reflects on the "uncountable" number of laws and regulations in the United States as well as Britain, and elicits the views of Lǎozǐ, Hayek, Buchanan and Mises in favor of ending "the orgy of rule-making"
 
Topic:  Mises, Ludwig von Austrian school economist, author of Human Action
Upd   Articles Complex Societies Need Simple Laws
Reflects on the "uncountable" number of laws and regulations in the United States as well as Britain, and elicits the views of Lǎozǐ, Hayek, Buchanan and Mises in favor of ending "the orgy of rule-making"
 
Topic:  Senior, Nassau William Nineteenth century English economist
Upd   Articles Collected Works of Nassau William Senior
"Introduction" of subject book, includes biographical and bibliographical information
 
Topic:  Society Grouping of individuals interacting with each other
Upd   Articles Complex Societies Need Simple Laws
Reflects on the "uncountable" number of laws and regulations in the United States as well as Britain, and elicits the views of Lǎozǐ, Hayek, Buchanan and Mises in favor of ending "the orgy of rule-making"
 
Topic:  Stossel, John Host of "Stossel" show on Fox Business channel and former ABC News correspondent for the "20/20" newsmagazine
Upd   Writings Complex Societies Need Simple Laws
Reflects on the "uncountable" number of laws and regulations in the United States as well as Britain, and elicits the views of Lǎozǐ, Hayek, Buchanan and Mises in favor of ending "the orgy of rule-making"
 
Topic:  Wages The price of labor, renumeration paid to employees for their work or services
Upd   Articles Collected Works of Nassau William Senior
"Introduction" of subject book, includes biographical and bibliographical information
 
27 Sep 2022
Topic:  Banking The business of accepting deposits and lending money
Upd   Articles Book Note: Rothbard: Man, Economy, and State: A Treatise on Economic Principles
Review of Rothbard's Man, Economy, and State with emphasis on areas of interest to lawyers
 
Topic:  Economics Study of the means that human beings use to satisfy their individually desired ends
Upd   Articles A Biography of Henry Hazlitt
Biographical and bibliographical essay
Upd     Book Note: Rothbard: Man, Economy, and State: A Treatise on Economic Principles
Review of Rothbard's Man, Economy, and State with emphasis on areas of interest to lawyers
 
Topic:  Free Market The uncoerced, consensual exchanges of goods and services between individuals, antithesis of the State
Upd   Articles A Biography of Henry Hazlitt
Biographical and bibliographical essay
Upd     Book Note: Rothbard: Man, Economy, and State: A Treatise on Economic Principles
Review of Rothbard's Man, Economy, and State with emphasis on areas of interest to lawyers
 
Topic:  Hazlitt, Henry Journalist, author of Economics in One Lesson
Upd   Articles A Biography of Henry Hazlitt
Biographical and bibliographical essay
 
Topic:  Klausner, Manny American lawyer, co-founding editor of Reason magazine
Upd   Writings Book Note: Rothbard: Man, Economy, and State: A Treatise on Economic Principles
Review of Rothbard's Man, Economy, and State with emphasis on areas of interest to lawyers
 
Topic:  Libertarian Futurist Society Organization for fans of libertarian science fiction
Upd   Websites LFS.org - Libertarian Futurist Society
Sections include: newsletter archive, press releases and Prometheus awards (including nominees, finalists and winners)
 
Topic:  Man, Economy, and State Economic treatise by Murray Rothbard published in 1962
Upd   Articles Book Note: Rothbard: Man, Economy, and State: A Treatise on Economic Principles
Review of Rothbard's Man, Economy, and State with emphasis on areas of interest to lawyers
 
Topic:  Mencken, H. L. Journalist, author of The American Language
Upd   Articles A Biography of Henry Hazlitt
Biographical and bibliographical essay
 
Topic:  Mises, Ludwig von Austrian school economist, author of Human Action
Upd   Articles A Biography of Henry Hazlitt
Biographical and bibliographical essay
 
Topic:  Monopoly Exclusive control by someone or some group of the means of producing or selling a good or service
Upd   Articles Book Note: Rothbard: Man, Economy, and State: A Treatise on Economic Principles
Review of Rothbard's Man, Economy, and State with emphasis on areas of interest to lawyers
 
Topic:  Property Rights Rights of an owner to use and dispose of assets
Upd   Articles Book Note: Rothbard: Man, Economy, and State: A Treatise on Economic Principles
Review of Rothbard's Man, Economy, and State with emphasis on areas of interest to lawyers
 
Topic:  Rockwell, Lew President of the Ludwig von Mises Institute and editor of LewRockwell.com
Upd   Writings A Biography of Henry Hazlitt
Biographical and bibliographical essay
 
26 Sep 2022
Topic:  Aristotle Greek philosopher, tutor of young Alexander the Great
Upd   Articles Aristotle Understood the Importance of Property
Discusses Aristotle's views on private property and property rights (contrasting them with those of Plato), the "ends" of human life, economics ("household management"), wealth acquisition, prices, money and related topics
 
Topic:  Böhm von Bawerk, Eugen Nineteenth century Austrian economist and minister of Finance
Upd   Writings The Austrian Economists
Explains some of the major tenets of the Austrian school -just two decades after publication of its seminal treatise, contrasting them with the views of classical economics and the historical school; paper solicited by the editors of the magazine
 
Topic:  Economic Resources Natural, human and man-made factors used in the production of goods and services
Upd   Articles The Austrian Economists
Explains some of the major tenets of the Austrian school -just two decades after publication of its seminal treatise, contrasting them with the views of classical economics and the historical school; paper solicited by the editors of the magazine
 
Topic:  Economics Study of the means that human beings use to satisfy their individually desired ends
Upd   Articles The Austrian Economists
Explains some of the major tenets of the Austrian school -just two decades after publication of its seminal treatise, contrasting them with the views of classical economics and the historical school; paper solicited by the editors of the magazine
 
Topic:  Economics, Austrian The school of economic thought founded by Carl Menger
Upd   Articles The Austrian Economists
Explains some of the major tenets of the Austrian school -just two decades after publication of its seminal treatise, contrasting them with the views of classical economics and the historical school; paper solicited by the editors of the magazine
 
Topic:  Money The most commonly used medium of exchange
Upd   Articles Aristotle Understood the Importance of Property
Discusses Aristotle's views on private property and property rights (contrasting them with those of Plato), the "ends" of human life, economics ("household management"), wealth acquisition, prices, money and related topics
 
Topic:  Prices Convey information between buyers and sellers
Upd   Articles The Austrian Economists
Explains some of the major tenets of the Austrian school -just two decades after publication of its seminal treatise, contrasting them with the views of classical economics and the historical school; paper solicited by the editors of the magazine
 
Topic:  Sowell, Thomas Author, syndicated columnist, fellow at the Hoover Institution
Upd   Archived Columns Thomas Sowell
At JewishWorldReview.com; over 19 years of columns, from Feb 1998 to May 2017
 
25 Sep 2022
Topic:  Cool Hand Luke 1967 movie about a nonconformist in a prison chain gang
Upd   Articles The Naked Truth About "Porno" Scanners
Criticizes the Obama administration's decision to install "full body" scanners in airports or alternatively invasive "pat-downs"
 
Topic:  Paul, Ron Texas Republican Congressman, 1988 Libertarian Presidential candidate, 2008 Republican Presidential prospective candidate
Upd   Articles Top 10 Members of Congress Fighting for Lower Taxes
List of three senators and seven representatives, ranked by the editors according to their stances or records on taxation measures
 
Topic:  Searches and Seizures, Right Against Unreasonable Protection from unwarranted searches and takings
Upd   Articles The Naked Truth About "Porno" Scanners
Criticizes the Obama administration's decision to install "full body" scanners in airports or alternatively invasive "pat-downs"
 
Topic:  Skousen, Mark Author, investment advisor, professor of Economics
Upd   Writings The Naked Truth About "Porno" Scanners
Criticizes the Obama administration's decision to install "full body" scanners in airports or alternatively invasive "pat-downs"
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Articles Top 10 Members of Congress Fighting for Lower Taxes
List of three senators and seven representatives, ranked by the editors according to their stances or records on taxation measures
 
23 Sep 2022
Topic:  Economics Study of the means that human beings use to satisfy their individually desired ends
Upd   Reference The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics
Encyclopedia, edited by David Henderson, first published in 1993 (as The Fortune Encyclopedia of Economics) and now also online at the Library of Economics and Liberty (EconLib.org)
Upd   Bibliography Economics - Online Library of Liberty
Over 500 titles, including works by Adam Smith, Condillac, J. B. Say, Frédéric Bastiat, Richard Cobden, David Ricardo, J. S. Mill, Lysander Spooner, Gustave de Molinari, Ludwig von Mises, Milton Friedman, F. A. Hayek, James Buchanan and Israel Kirzner
Upd   Articles A First Analysis of the Category of Action: Ends and Means
First section of chapter 4, chosen for its insights into describing what economics is about, contrasting it to other sciences and technologies
Upd     The Affordable Care Act Doesn't Go That Way
Examines the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act from the perspective of basic economics and its unintended consequences
Upd     Areopagitica: Milton's Influence on Classical and Modern Political and Economic Thought
Discusses the four sections of Milton's 1644 pamphlet, the reasons for which and the environment in which it was published, and various lessons or parallels that can be made from an economic and political philosophy perspective
 
Topic:  Hayek, Friedrich 1974 Nobel Prize winner in Economics Sciences
Upd   Articles Areopagitica: Milton's Influence on Classical and Modern Political and Economic Thought
Discusses the four sections of Milton's 1644 pamphlet, the reasons for which and the environment in which it was published, and various lessons or parallels that can be made from an economic and political philosophy perspective
 
Topic:  Health Care Preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic and other services related to the health of an individual
Upd   Articles The Affordable Care Act Doesn't Go That Way
Examines the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act from the perspective of basic economics and its unintended consequences
 
Topic:  Liberty, Moral Freedom to engage in acts purportedly injurious to one's self or one's property
Upd   Articles Areopagitica: Milton's Influence on Classical and Modern Political and Economic Thought
Discusses the four sections of Milton's 1644 pamphlet, the reasons for which and the environment in which it was published, and various lessons or parallels that can be made from an economic and political philosophy perspective
 
Topic:  Milton, John 17th century English poet, author of Paradise Lost
Upd   Articles Areopagitica: Milton's Influence on Classical and Modern Political and Economic Thought
Discusses the four sections of Milton's 1644 pamphlet, the reasons for which and the environment in which it was published, and various lessons or parallels that can be made from an economic and political philosophy perspective
 
Topic:  Mises, Ludwig von Austrian school economist, author of Human Action
Upd   Articles The Affordable Care Act Doesn't Go That Way
Examines the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act from the perspective of basic economics and its unintended consequences
Upd   Writings A First Analysis of the Category of Action: Ends and Means
First section of chapter 4, chosen for its insights into describing what economics is about, contrasting it to other sciences and technologies
 
Topic:  Smith, Adam Eighteenth century Scottish economist, author of The Wealth of Nations
Upd   Articles Areopagitica: Milton's Influence on Classical and Modern Political and Economic Thought
Discusses the four sections of Milton's 1644 pamphlet, the reasons for which and the environment in which it was published, and various lessons or parallels that can be made from an economic and political philosophy perspective
 
Topic:  Speech, Freedom of Liberty to speak, write or otherwise express oneself
Upd   Articles Areopagitica: Milton's Influence on Classical and Modern Political and Economic Thought
Discusses the four sections of Milton's 1644 pamphlet, the reasons for which and the environment in which it was published, and various lessons or parallels that can be made from an economic and political philosophy perspective
 
22 Sep 2022
Topic:  Atlas Network Helps to develop a network of worldwide market-oriented think tanks
Upd   Podcasts The Cato Institute at 40
Interview with Peter Goettler, President and CEO of the Cato Institute since March 2015, discussing the institute's 40 year history
 
Topic:  Attacks of 11 September 2001 Terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon
Upd   Podcasts The Cato Institute at 40
Interview with Peter Goettler, President and CEO of the Cato Institute since March 2015, discussing the institute's 40 year history
 
Topic:  Boudreaux, Donald J. Professor of Economics, past President of the Foundation for Economic Education
Upd   Podcasts The Cato Institute at 40
Interview with Peter Goettler, President and CEO of the Cato Institute since March 2015, discussing the institute's 40 year history
 
Topic:  Brazil Territory in eastern South America, ruled since 1988 by the República Federativa do Brasil
Upd   Podcasts The Libertarian Student Movement
Interview with Wolf von Laer, CEO of Students for Liberty, to discuss the status of the liberty movement on college campuses
 
Topic:  Cato Institute Non-profit public policy research foundation in Washington, DC
Upd   Podcasts The Cato Institute at 40
Interview with Peter Goettler, President and CEO of the Cato Institute since March 2015, discussing the institute's 40 year history
 
Topic:  France Territory in western Europe, ruled since 1958 by the République Française
Upd   Podcasts The Libertarian Student Movement
Interview with Wolf von Laer, CEO of Students for Liberty, to discuss the status of the liberty movement on college campuses
 
Topic:  Georgia Territory in northwest Asia, ruled since 1991 by the Sakartvelo
Upd   Podcasts The Libertarian Student Movement
Interview with Wolf von Laer, CEO of Students for Liberty, to discuss the status of the liberty movement on college campuses
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Political philosophy that advocates freedom of action and thought for every human
Upd   Videos What Does It Mean To Be Libertarian?
Discusses the subject question, including what policy positions can be considered libertarian and others where there may differences of opinion among libertarians
Upd   Podcasts The Libertarian Student Movement
Interview with Wolf von Laer, CEO of Students for Liberty, to discuss the status of the liberty movement on college campuses
Upd     The Cato Institute at 40
Interview with Peter Goettler, President and CEO of the Cato Institute since March 2015, discussing the institute's 40 year history
 
Topic:  Paul, Ron Texas Republican Congressman, 1988 Libertarian Presidential candidate, 2008 Republican Presidential prospective candidate
Upd   Podcasts The Libertarian Student Movement
Interview with Wolf von Laer, CEO of Students for Liberty, to discuss the status of the liberty movement on college campuses
 
Topic:  Students for Liberty Worldwide network of pro-liberty students and student organizations
Upd   Podcasts The Libertarian Student Movement
Interview with Wolf von Laer, CEO of Students for Liberty, to discuss the status of the liberty movement on college campuses
 
21 Sep 2022
Topic:  Capitalism Economic system where the means of production are privately owned
Upd   Interviews Interview with the Vamp: Why Camille Paglia hates affirmative action, defends Rush Limbaugh, and respects Ayn Rand
Topics discussed include: NOW, affirmative action, the Clintons, libertarianism, capitalism, academic administrators, conservatives, Rush Limbaugh, television, Christina Hoff Sommers vs. Naomi Wolf, institutions, homosexuality, nostalgia and Ayn Rand
 
Topic:  Clinton, Bill Forty-second President of the United States
Upd   Interviews Interview with the Vamp: Why Camille Paglia hates affirmative action, defends Rush Limbaugh, and respects Ayn Rand
Topics discussed include: NOW, affirmative action, the Clintons, libertarianism, capitalism, academic administrators, conservatives, Rush Limbaugh, television, Christina Hoff Sommers vs. Naomi Wolf, institutions, homosexuality, nostalgia and Ayn Rand
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Political philosophy that advocates freedom of action and thought for every human
Upd   Interviews Rockwell on Libertarianism
Interview for the Polish libertarian website Liberalis; topics discussed include libertarianism, the Internet, movement leaders, the State, Ron Paul, the Libertarian Party, left-libertarians, Milton Friedman, immigration and Poland
Upd   Publications The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Scholarly journal about libertarianism, founded by Murray Rothbard in 1977, published by the Center for Libertarian Studies until 2000 and then by the Mises Institute, until 2007 and additional issues in 2011, 2019 and 2020
 
Topic:  Mises Institute Research and education in classical liberalism, libertarian political theory, and Austrian School of economics
Upd   Publications The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Scholarly journal about libertarianism, founded by Murray Rothbard in 1977, published by the Center for Libertarian Studies until 2000 and then by the Mises Institute, until 2007 and additional issues in 2011, 2019 and 2020
 
Topic:  Philosophy The study of questions about existence, knowledge and ethics
Upd   Interviews Interview with the Vamp: Why Camille Paglia hates affirmative action, defends Rush Limbaugh, and respects Ayn Rand
Topics discussed include: NOW, affirmative action, the Clintons, libertarianism, capitalism, academic administrators, conservatives, Rush Limbaugh, television, Christina Hoff Sommers vs. Naomi Wolf, institutions, homosexuality, nostalgia and Ayn Rand
 
Topic:  Rand, Ayn Objectivist philosopher, novelist
Upd   Interviews Interview with the Vamp: Why Camille Paglia hates affirmative action, defends Rush Limbaugh, and respects Ayn Rand
Topics discussed include: NOW, affirmative action, the Clintons, libertarianism, capitalism, academic administrators, conservatives, Rush Limbaugh, television, Christina Hoff Sommers vs. Naomi Wolf, institutions, homosexuality, nostalgia and Ayn Rand
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Interviews Do You Consider Yourself a Libertarian?
Interview by Kenny Johnsson for the short-lived "The Liberal Post" blog; topics discussed include libertarianism, statism, war, elections, taxes, anarchism and the U.S. Constitution
 
20 Sep 2022
Upd Topic:  Armentano, Dominick T. Economics professor (emeritus) at the University of Hartford
 
Topic:  Children Sons and daughters; young persons, infants, adolescents
Upd   Articles Winning the Battle for Freedom and Prosperity
Updated from speech given at FreedomFest 2004; after a brief background on himself, Mackey criticizes the freedom movement from a marketing and branding perspective and suggests a different approach by de-emphasizing some issues and prioritizing others
Upd     Why We Consent to Oppression: Self-suppression paves the way for political suppression
Examines the questions posed by La Boétie in his "Discourse" from a psychological perspective, particularly how childhood self-suppression leads most adults to more easily accept government oppression
 
Topic:  For a New Liberty Book by Murray Rothbard in which he advocated anarchic libertarianism, first published in 1973
Upd   Articles Why We Consent to Oppression: Self-suppression paves the way for political suppression
Examines the questions posed by La Boétie in his "Discourse" from a psychological perspective, particularly how childhood self-suppression leads most adults to more easily accept government oppression
 
Topic:  Free Market The uncoerced, consensual exchanges of goods and services between individuals, antithesis of the State
Upd   Articles Winning the Battle for Freedom and Prosperity
Updated from speech given at FreedomFest 2004; after a brief background on himself, Mackey criticizes the freedom movement from a marketing and branding perspective and suggests a different approach by de-emphasizing some issues and prioritizing others
 
Topic:  Health Care Preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic and other services related to the health of an individual
Upd   Articles Winning the Battle for Freedom and Prosperity
Updated from speech given at FreedomFest 2004; after a brief background on himself, Mackey criticizes the freedom movement from a marketing and branding perspective and suggests a different approach by de-emphasizing some issues and prioritizing others
 
Topic:  La Boétie, Étienne de Sixteenth century French judge and poet, author of Discourse on Voluntary Servitude
Upd   Articles Why We Consent to Oppression: Self-suppression paves the way for political suppression
Examines the questions posed by La Boétie in his "Discourse" from a psychological perspective, particularly how childhood self-suppression leads most adults to more easily accept government oppression
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Political philosophy that advocates freedom of action and thought for every human
Upd   Articles Why We Consent to Oppression: Self-suppression paves the way for political suppression
Examines the questions posed by La Boétie in his "Discourse" from a psychological perspective, particularly how childhood self-suppression leads most adults to more easily accept government oppression
 
Topic:  Liberty, Individual Enjoyment by individuals of social, political and economic rights
Upd   Articles Winning the Battle for Freedom and Prosperity
Updated from speech given at FreedomFest 2004; after a brief background on himself, Mackey criticizes the freedom movement from a marketing and branding perspective and suggests a different approach by de-emphasizing some issues and prioritizing others
Upd     Why We Consent to Oppression: Self-suppression paves the way for political suppression
Examines the questions posed by La Boétie in his "Discourse" from a psychological perspective, particularly how childhood self-suppression leads most adults to more easily accept government oppression
 
Topic:  Life The inalienable human right from which other rights are derived
Upd   Articles Winning the Battle for Freedom and Prosperity
Updated from speech given at FreedomFest 2004; after a brief background on himself, Mackey criticizes the freedom movement from a marketing and branding perspective and suggests a different approach by de-emphasizing some issues and prioritizing others
 
Topic:  Life Extension Methods for slowing or reversing aging and extending human life
Upd   Articles Winning the Battle for Freedom and Prosperity
Updated from speech given at FreedomFest 2004; after a brief background on himself, Mackey criticizes the freedom movement from a marketing and branding perspective and suggests a different approach by de-emphasizing some issues and prioritizing others
 
Topic:  Objectivism Philosophy put forth by Ayn Rand
Upd   Articles Why We Consent to Oppression: Self-suppression paves the way for political suppression
Examines the questions posed by La Boétie in his "Discourse" from a psychological perspective, particularly how childhood self-suppression leads most adults to more easily accept government oppression
 
Topic:  Rothbard, Murray Economist of the Austrian School, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
Upd   Articles Why We Consent to Oppression: Self-suppression paves the way for political suppression
Examines the questions posed by La Boétie in his "Discourse" from a psychological perspective, particularly how childhood self-suppression leads most adults to more easily accept government oppression
 
Topic:  Self-Esteem Confidence and respect in oneself
Upd   Articles Why We Consent to Oppression: Self-suppression paves the way for political suppression
Examines the questions posed by La Boétie in his "Discourse" from a psychological perspective, particularly how childhood self-suppression leads most adults to more easily accept government oppression
 
Topic:  War Armed conflict between nations: "The Health of the State"
Upd   Articles Winning the Battle for Freedom and Prosperity
Updated from speech given at FreedomFest 2004; after a brief background on himself, Mackey criticizes the freedom movement from a marketing and branding perspective and suggests a different approach by de-emphasizing some issues and prioritizing others
 
19 Sep 2022
Topic:  Bradford, R. W. Co-founder, editor and publisher of Liberty (1987) magazine
Upd   Articles Why Liberty?
First (and only) editorial, discusses the three different kinds of existing libertarian periodicals, what areas and issues Liberty was going to address and who the founders were
Upd   Writings Why Liberty?
First (and only) editorial, discusses the three different kinds of existing libertarian periodicals, what areas and issues Liberty was going to address and who the founders were
 
Topic:  Bush, George W. Forty-third President of the United States
Upd   Articles Why I Am Not a 'Conservative'
Examines the words "conservative" and "liberal", pointing out that Democrats are in fact the former while being called the latter, and then looks at Republicans and how far they have strayed from their supposed principles
 
Topic:  Casey, Doug Investment writer, author of Crisis Investing
Upd   Articles Why Liberty?
First (and only) editorial, discusses the three different kinds of existing libertarian periodicals, what areas and issues Liberty was going to address and who the founders were
Upd   Writings Why Liberty?
First (and only) editorial, discusses the three different kinds of existing libertarian periodicals, what areas and issues Liberty was going to address and who the founders were
 
Topic:  Conservatism Political philosophy that emphasizes respect for traditional institutions
Upd   Articles Why I Am Not a 'Conservative'
Examines the words "conservative" and "liberal", pointing out that Democrats are in fact the former while being called the latter, and then looks at Republicans and how far they have strayed from their supposed principles
 
Topic:  Democratic Party United States
Upd   Articles Why I Am Not a 'Conservative'
Examines the words "conservative" and "liberal", pointing out that Democrats are in fact the former while being called the latter, and then looks at Republicans and how far they have strayed from their supposed principles
 
Topic:  Drugs, War on Legislation and enforcement actions against substances that are deemed to be addictive or otherwise dangerous
Upd   Articles Why I Am Not a 'Conservative'
Examines the words "conservative" and "liberal", pointing out that Democrats are in fact the former while being called the latter, and then looks at Republicans and how far they have strayed from their supposed principles
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Political philosophy that advocates freedom of action and thought for every human
Upd   Articles Why Liberty?
First (and only) editorial, discusses the three different kinds of existing libertarian periodicals, what areas and issues Liberty was going to address and who the founders were
Upd     Why I Am Not a 'Conservative'
Examines the words "conservative" and "liberal", pointing out that Democrats are in fact the former while being called the latter, and then looks at Republicans and how far they have strayed from their supposed principles
 
Topic:  Libertarian Party United States
Upd   Articles Why Liberty?
First (and only) editorial, discusses the three different kinds of existing libertarian periodicals, what areas and issues Liberty was going to address and who the founders were
 
Topic:  Marriage Formalized consensual and contractual relationships between individuals
Upd   Articles Why I Am Not a 'Conservative'
Examines the words "conservative" and "liberal", pointing out that Democrats are in fact the former while being called the latter, and then looks at Republicans and how far they have strayed from their supposed principles
 
Topic:  Nevada The Battle Born State
Upd   Articles Why I Am Not a 'Conservative'
Examines the words "conservative" and "liberal", pointing out that Democrats are in fact the former while being called the latter, and then looks at Republicans and how far they have strayed from their supposed principles
 
Topic:  Periodicals Publications issued at regular intervals, such as magazines and journals
Upd   Articles Why Liberty?
First (and only) editorial, discusses the three different kinds of existing libertarian periodicals, what areas and issues Liberty was going to address and who the founders were
 
Topic:  Republican Party United States
Upd   Articles Why I Am Not a 'Conservative'
Examines the words "conservative" and "liberal", pointing out that Democrats are in fact the former while being called the latter, and then looks at Republicans and how far they have strayed from their supposed principles
 
Topic:  Rothbard, Murray Economist of the Austrian School, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
Upd   Articles Why Liberty?
First (and only) editorial, discusses the three different kinds of existing libertarian periodicals, what areas and issues Liberty was going to address and who the founders were
Upd   Writings Why Liberty?
First (and only) editorial, discusses the three different kinds of existing libertarian periodicals, what areas and issues Liberty was going to address and who the founders were
 
Topic:  Socialism Socio-economic system in which the means of production and distribution are under collective or government control
Upd   Articles Why I Am Not a 'Conservative'
Examines the words "conservative" and "liberal", pointing out that Democrats are in fact the former while being called the latter, and then looks at Republicans and how far they have strayed from their supposed principles
 
Topic:  Vietnam War Conflict during 1954-1975 between South and North Vietnam, with increasing United States involvement
Upd   Articles Why I am a Libertarian
Describes the persons (mainly his mother) and events that influenced the author in becoming a libertarian
 
16 Sep 2022
Topic:  Aristotle Greek philosopher, tutor of young Alexander the Great
Upd   Articles What Social Animals Owe to Each Other
Delves into the meaning and justification for the non-aggression principle, with insights from Roderick Long's "Reason and Value: Aristotle versus Rand"
 
Topic:  Block, Walter Professor of economics, Loyola University and Senior Fellow, Ludwig von Mises Institute
Upd   Writings Why Be An Economist? To Be Happy, That's Why
Block contrasts his recommendations to students interested in economics (getting a PhD. and becoming a professor or similar career) vs. advice from another professor (majoring in economics and finance with a view towards a finance career)
 
Topic:  Democracy Form of government where the power is exercised directly or indirectly by a majority of the citizens
Upd   Articles What It Means to Be a Libertarian
Review of Charles Murray's book What It Means to Be a Libertarian (1997), contrasting it with Tocqueville's writings in Democracy in America (1835-1840)
 
Topic:  Economics Study of the means that human beings use to satisfy their individually desired ends
Upd   Articles Why Be An Economist? To Be Happy, That's Why
Block contrasts his recommendations to students interested in economics (getting a PhD. and becoming a professor or similar career) vs. advice from another professor (majoring in economics and finance with a view towards a finance career)
Upd     What Should Libertarians Do?
Examines what libertarianism requires of people, such as an understanding of economics, and suggests focusing on the (classical) liberal insight that "societies run themselves" spontaneously, with example quotes from Thomas Paine and John Quincy Adams
 
Topic:  Free Market The uncoerced, consensual exchanges of goods and services between individuals, antithesis of the State
Upd   Articles What Should Libertarians Do?
Examines what libertarianism requires of people, such as an understanding of economics, and suggests focusing on the (classical) liberal insight that "societies run themselves" spontaneously, with example quotes from Thomas Paine and John Quincy Adams
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles What Should Libertarians Do?
Examines what libertarianism requires of people, such as an understanding of economics, and suggests focusing on the (classical) liberal insight that "societies run themselves" spontaneously, with example quotes from Thomas Paine and John Quincy Adams
 
Topic:  Government, Limited Restricting government to its proper functions, defined by law
Upd   Articles What It Means to Be a Libertarian
Review of Charles Murray's book What It Means to Be a Libertarian (1997), contrasting it with Tocqueville's writings in Democracy in America (1835-1840)
 
Topic:  Law Set of rules and guidelines intended to influence social behavior
Upd   Articles Why Be An Economist? To Be Happy, That's Why
Block contrasts his recommendations to students interested in economics (getting a PhD. and becoming a professor or similar career) vs. advice from another professor (majoring in economics and finance with a view towards a finance career)
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Political philosophy that advocates freedom of action and thought for every human
Upd   Articles Why Be An Economist? To Be Happy, That's Why
Block contrasts his recommendations to students interested in economics (getting a PhD. and becoming a professor or similar career) vs. advice from another professor (majoring in economics and finance with a view towards a finance career)
Upd     What Social Animals Owe to Each Other
Delves into the meaning and justification for the non-aggression principle, with insights from Roderick Long's "Reason and Value: Aristotle versus Rand"
Upd     What Should Libertarians Do?
Examines what libertarianism requires of people, such as an understanding of economics, and suggests focusing on the (classical) liberal insight that "societies run themselves" spontaneously, with example quotes from Thomas Paine and John Quincy Adams
Upd     What It Means to Be a Libertarian
Review of Charles Murray's book What It Means to Be a Libertarian (1997), contrasting it with Tocqueville's writings in Democracy in America (1835-1840)
 
Topic:  Liberty, Moral Freedom to engage in acts purportedly injurious to one's self or one's property
Upd   Articles What It Means to Be a Libertarian
Review of Charles Murray's book What It Means to Be a Libertarian (1997), contrasting it with Tocqueville's writings in Democracy in America (1835-1840)
 
Topic:  Long, Roderick T. Professor of philosophy at Auburn University, president of the Molinari Institute
Upd   Articles What Social Animals Owe to Each Other
Delves into the meaning and justification for the non-aggression principle, with insights from Roderick Long's "Reason and Value: Aristotle versus Rand"
 
Topic:  Mises Institute Research and education in classical liberalism, libertarian political theory, and Austrian School of economics
Upd   Articles Why Be An Economist? To Be Happy, That's Why
Block contrasts his recommendations to students interested in economics (getting a PhD. and becoming a professor or similar career) vs. advice from another professor (majoring in economics and finance with a view towards a finance career)
 
Topic:  Murray, Charles Author, policy analyst, AEI scholar
Upd   Articles What It Means to Be a Libertarian
Review of Charles Murray's book What It Means to Be a Libertarian (1997), contrasting it with Tocqueville's writings in Democracy in America (1835-1840)
 
Topic:  New York City The Big Apple
Upd   Articles Why Be An Economist? To Be Happy, That's Why
Block contrasts his recommendations to students interested in economics (getting a PhD. and becoming a professor or similar career) vs. advice from another professor (majoring in economics and finance with a view towards a finance career)
 
Topic:  Non-aggression principle The libertarian principle that no person should initiate force against another
Upd   Articles What Social Animals Owe to Each Other
Delves into the meaning and justification for the non-aggression principle, with insights from Roderick Long's "Reason and Value: Aristotle versus Rand"
Upd     What Should Libertarians Do?
Examines what libertarianism requires of people, such as an understanding of economics, and suggests focusing on the (classical) liberal insight that "societies run themselves" spontaneously, with example quotes from Thomas Paine and John Quincy Adams
 
Topic:  Paine, Thomas American Revolutionary leader, author of the Common Sense pamphlet
Upd   Articles What Should Libertarians Do?
Examines what libertarianism requires of people, such as an understanding of economics, and suggests focusing on the (classical) liberal insight that "societies run themselves" spontaneously, with example quotes from Thomas Paine and John Quincy Adams
 
Topic:  Personal Responsibility Accepting the consequences of one's actions
Upd   Articles What It Means to Be a Libertarian
Review of Charles Murray's book What It Means to Be a Libertarian (1997), contrasting it with Tocqueville's writings in Democracy in America (1835-1840)
 
Topic:  Rand, Ayn Objectivist philosopher, novelist
Upd   Articles What Social Animals Owe to Each Other
Delves into the meaning and justification for the non-aggression principle, with insights from Roderick Long's "Reason and Value: Aristotle versus Rand"
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings What Social Animals Owe to Each Other
Delves into the meaning and justification for the non-aggression principle, with insights from Roderick Long's "Reason and Value: Aristotle versus Rand"
Upd     What Should Libertarians Do?
Examines what libertarianism requires of people, such as an understanding of economics, and suggests focusing on the (classical) liberal insight that "societies run themselves" spontaneously, with example quotes from Thomas Paine and John Quincy Adams
 
Topic:  Tocqueville, Alexis de Nineteenth century French historian, author of Democracy in America
Upd   Articles What It Means to Be a Libertarian
Review of Charles Murray's book What It Means to Be a Libertarian (1997), contrasting it with Tocqueville's writings in Democracy in America (1835-1840)
 
15 Sep 2022
Topic:  Business Commercial activities that provide goods and services
Upd   Articles What Is the Enemy?
Discusses why corporatism, also known as state capitalism or political capitalism, is the "the great institutional threat to liberty"
 
Topic:  Heinlein, Robert A. American science fiction writer
Upd   Articles Was Robert A. Heinlein a Libertarian?
Biographical essay, focused on attempting to answer the title question; transcript of "The Libertarian Tradition" of 18 May 2010
 
Topic:  Labor Human physical and mental skills available to produce goods and services
Upd   Articles What Is the Enemy?
Discusses why corporatism, also known as state capitalism or political capitalism, is the "the great institutional threat to liberty"
 
Topic:  LeFevre, Robert Founder of the Freedom School (later known as Rampart College) in Colorado Springs
Upd   Articles Was Robert A. Heinlein a Libertarian?
Biographical essay, focused on attempting to answer the title question; transcript of "The Libertarian Tradition" of 18 May 2010
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Political philosophy that advocates freedom of action and thought for every human
Upd   Articles What Is the Enemy?
Discusses why corporatism, also known as state capitalism or political capitalism, is the "the great institutional threat to liberty"
Upd     Warfare/Welfare/Corporate State: All of a Piece
Dissects article by Princeton professor Sean Wilentz criticizing Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald and Julian Assange due to their libertarian sympathies
Upd     We Can Oppose Bigotry without the Politicians
Explains why the state (as in the case of Arizona's Senate Bill 1062) is not necessary to ensure that people or businesses don't discriminate against others on the basis of sexual orientation or other reasons
Upd     What Are Libertarians Out to Accomplish?
Reviews the Nathaniel Branden speech "What Happens When the Libertarian Movement Begins to Succeed?", given at the 1979 Libertarian Party national convention, about the manner in which libertarians communicate with non-libertarians
Upd     Was Robert A. Heinlein a Libertarian?
Biographical essay, focused on attempting to answer the title question; transcript of "The Libertarian Tradition" of 18 May 2010
 
Topic:  Moon is a Harsh Mistress, The Science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein recounting a rebellion in a lunar colony, published in 1966
Upd   Articles Was Robert A. Heinlein a Libertarian?
Biographical essay, focused on attempting to answer the title question; transcript of "The Libertarian Tradition" of 18 May 2010
 
Topic:  Riggenbach, Jeff Journalist, broadcaster, columnist, former executive editor of The Libertarian Review
Upd   Writings Was Robert A. Heinlein a Libertarian?
Biographical essay, focused on attempting to answer the title question; transcript of "The Libertarian Tradition" of 18 May 2010
 
Topic:  Rothbard, Murray Economist of the Austrian School, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
Upd   Articles Was Robert A. Heinlein a Libertarian?
Biographical essay, focused on attempting to answer the title question; transcript of "The Libertarian Tradition" of 18 May 2010
 
Topic:  Searches and Seizures, Right Against Unreasonable Protection from unwarranted searches and takings
Upd   Articles Warfare/Welfare/Corporate State: All of a Piece
Dissects article by Princeton professor Sean Wilentz criticizing Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald and Julian Assange due to their libertarian sympathies
 
Topic:  Socialism Socio-economic system in which the means of production and distribution are under collective or government control
Upd   Articles What Is the Enemy?
Discusses why corporatism, also known as state capitalism or political capitalism, is the "the great institutional threat to liberty"
 
Topic:  State, The The group of people that, having effective control over a government, benefit the most from the exercise of its power
Upd   Articles Warfare/Welfare/Corporate State: All of a Piece
Dissects article by Princeton professor Sean Wilentz criticizing Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald and Julian Assange due to their libertarian sympathies
 
14 Sep 2022
Topic:  Anarchism Political philosophy that considers government unnecessary and advocates instead a stateless society
Upd   Articles V for Vendetta
Review of V for Vendetta (2006) both as a movie and as a political statement, comparing it to The Count of Monte Cristo (1934) (which is shown in some scenes)
Upd     Voltairine de Cleyre: Penitent Priestess of Anarchism
Biographical essay, transcript of "The Libertarian Tradition" podcast of 8 June 2010
 
Topic:  Atheism The philosophical position that belief in gods and other deities is invalid
Upd   Articles Voltairine de Cleyre: Penitent Priestess of Anarchism
Biographical essay, transcript of "The Libertarian Tradition" podcast of 8 June 2010
 
Topic:  Cleyre, Voltairine de American anarchist writer, lecturer and activist
Upd   Articles Voltairine de Cleyre: Penitent Priestess of Anarchism
Biographical essay, transcript of "The Libertarian Tradition" podcast of 8 June 2010
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Political philosophy that advocates freedom of action and thought for every human
Upd   Articles V for Vendetta
Review of V for Vendetta (2006) both as a movie and as a political statement, comparing it to The Count of Monte Cristo (1934) (which is shown in some scenes)
Upd     Voltairine de Cleyre: Penitent Priestess of Anarchism
Biographical essay, transcript of "The Libertarian Tradition" podcast of 8 June 2010
Upd     Vince Miller and the International Libertarian Movement
Biographical essay; including background information on the libertarian movement of the 20th century; transcript of "The Libertarian Tradition" podcast of 23 June 2010
 
Topic:  Liberty International Formerly International Society for Individual Liberty, "advances world liberty for everyone through international education and networking"
Upd   Articles Vince Miller and the International Libertarian Movement
Biographical essay; including background information on the libertarian movement of the 20th century; transcript of "The Libertarian Tradition" podcast of 23 June 2010
 
Topic:  McElroy, Wendy Author, individualist feminist
Upd   Writings V for Vendetta
Review of V for Vendetta (2006) both as a movie and as a political statement, comparing it to The Count of Monte Cristo (1934) (which is shown in some scenes)
 
Topic:  Miller, Vince President of the International Society for Individual Liberty (now Liberty International)
Upd   Articles Vince Miller and the International Libertarian Movement
Biographical essay; including background information on the libertarian movement of the 20th century; transcript of "The Libertarian Tradition" podcast of 23 June 2010
 
Topic:  Politics The practices of guiding, influencing or controlling government
Upd   Articles V for Vendetta
Review of V for Vendetta (2006) both as a movie and as a political statement, comparing it to The Count of Monte Cristo (1934) (which is shown in some scenes)
 
Topic:  Rand, Ayn Objectivist philosopher, novelist
Upd   Articles Vince Miller and the International Libertarian Movement
Biographical essay; including background information on the libertarian movement of the 20th century; transcript of "The Libertarian Tradition" podcast of 23 June 2010
 
Topic:  Riggenbach, Jeff Journalist, broadcaster, columnist, former executive editor of The Libertarian Review
Upd   Writings Voltairine de Cleyre: Penitent Priestess of Anarchism
Biographical essay, transcript of "The Libertarian Tradition" podcast of 8 June 2010
Upd     Vince Miller and the International Libertarian Movement
Biographical essay; including background information on the libertarian movement of the 20th century; transcript of "The Libertarian Tradition" podcast of 23 June 2010
 
Topic:  Rights Powers and privileges one may properly claim as due
Upd   Articles V for Vendetta
Review of V for Vendetta (2006) both as a movie and as a political statement, comparing it to The Count of Monte Cristo (1934) (which is shown in some scenes)
 
Topic:  Tucker, Benjamin American individualist anarchist, publisher of the 19th century Liberty periodical
Upd   Articles Voltairine de Cleyre: Penitent Priestess of Anarchism
Biographical essay, transcript of "The Libertarian Tradition" podcast of 8 June 2010
 
Topic:  V for Vendetta 2006 movie about a Fawkesian anarchist battling a police state in a near-future United Kingdom
Upd   Reviews V for Vendetta
Review of V for Vendetta (2006) both as a movie and as a political statement, comparing it to The Count of Monte Cristo (1934) (which is shown in some scenes)
 
13 Sep 2022
Topic:  Arms, Right to Keep and Bear Right of individuals to own firearms
Upd   Articles Two-dimensional libertarianism
Questions the usefulness of the two-dimensional Nolan Chart and the World's Smallest Political Quiz and advocates instead a one-dimensional liberty vs. power spectrum
 
Topic:  Cuba Island in the Caribbean Sea, ruled since 1959 by the República de Cuba
Upd   Articles The "Value" of Public Schooling
Examines public schooling, first comparing it to military boot camp and the draft, then discussing indoctrination in "officially approved" ideas via approved textbooks, and imagining a teacher going against the established doctrines
 
Topic:  Educational Freedom Absence of coercion in learning and educating
Upd   Articles The "Value" of Public Schooling
Examines public schooling, first comparing it to military boot camp and the draft, then discussing indoctrination in "officially approved" ideas via approved textbooks, and imagining a teacher going against the established doctrines
 
Topic:  Education, Compulsory Attendance in schools that is mandated by laws
Upd   Articles The "Value" of Public Schooling
Examines public schooling, first comparing it to military boot camp and the draft, then discussing indoctrination in "officially approved" ideas via approved textbooks, and imagining a teacher going against the established doctrines
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles The Top 25 Liberty Songs
List of 25 "Liberty's Best Songs" chosen from over 200 suggestions, each with a short summary and highlighted lyrics, and a supplementary list of 25 runners-up
 
Topic:  Hornberger, Jacob President of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings The "Value" of Public Schooling
Examines public schooling, first comparing it to military boot camp and the draft, then discussing indoctrination in "officially approved" ideas via approved textbooks, and imagining a teacher going against the established doctrines
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Political philosophy that advocates freedom of action and thought for every human
Upd   Articles Two-dimensional libertarianism
Questions the usefulness of the two-dimensional Nolan Chart and the World's Smallest Political Quiz and advocates instead a one-dimensional liberty vs. power spectrum
Upd     The Top 25 Liberty Songs
List of 25 "Liberty's Best Songs" chosen from over 200 suggestions, each with a short summary and highlighted lyrics, and a supplementary list of 25 runners-up
Upd     The "Value" of Public Schooling
Examines public schooling, first comparing it to military boot camp and the draft, then discussing indoctrination in "officially approved" ideas via approved textbooks, and imagining a teacher going against the established doctrines
 
Topic:  Liberty The right and ability to act and express oneself in a freely chosen manner
Upd   Articles Two-dimensional libertarianism
Questions the usefulness of the two-dimensional Nolan Chart and the World's Smallest Political Quiz and advocates instead a one-dimensional liberty vs. power spectrum
Upd     The Top 25 Liberty Songs
List of 25 "Liberty's Best Songs" chosen from over 200 suggestions, each with a short summary and highlighted lyrics, and a supplementary list of 25 runners-up
 
Topic:  Militarism A political system influenced greatly by a large, permanent military force
Upd   Articles The "Value" of Public Schooling
Examines public schooling, first comparing it to military boot camp and the draft, then discussing indoctrination in "officially approved" ideas via approved textbooks, and imagining a teacher going against the established doctrines
 
Topic:  Nolan, David Co-founder of U.S. Libertarian Party, creator of political beliefs chart
Upd   Articles Two-dimensional libertarianism
Questions the usefulness of the two-dimensional Nolan Chart and the World's Smallest Political Quiz and advocates instead a one-dimensional liberty vs. power spectrum
 
Topic:  Politics The practices of guiding, influencing or controlling government
Upd   Articles The "Value" of Public Schooling
Examines public schooling, first comparing it to military boot camp and the draft, then discussing indoctrination in "officially approved" ideas via approved textbooks, and imagining a teacher going against the established doctrines
 
Topic:  Speech, Freedom of Liberty to speak, write or otherwise express oneself
Upd   Articles The Top 25 Liberty Songs
List of 25 "Liberty's Best Songs" chosen from over 200 suggestions, each with a short summary and highlighted lyrics, and a supplementary list of 25 runners-up
 
Topic:  United States Territory in central and northwest North America, ruled since 1788 by the United States of America
Upd   Articles The Top 25 Liberty Songs
List of 25 "Liberty's Best Songs" chosen from over 200 suggestions, each with a short summary and highlighted lyrics, and a supplementary list of 25 runners-up
 
Topic:  War Armed conflict between nations: "The Health of the State"
Upd   Articles Two-dimensional libertarianism
Questions the usefulness of the two-dimensional Nolan Chart and the World's Smallest Political Quiz and advocates instead a one-dimensional liberty vs. power spectrum
 
12 Sep 2022
Topic:  Bill of Rights, United States First 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution
Upd   Articles The Freedom Pledge
Suggested by JFPO for reciting at meetings or as a personal pledge
 
Topic:  Entrepreneurs Individuals who organize and assume the risks of a business
Upd   Articles Talkers versus doers
Contrasts the pharmaceutical, automobile, housing and tech companies and entrepreneurs to those who create nothing yet criticize those businesses and are popularly regarded as heroes instead of those who truly improve lives
 
Topic:  Health The general condition of the body; freedom from physical disease or pain
Upd   Articles Talkers versus doers
Contrasts the pharmaceutical, automobile, housing and tech companies and entrepreneurs to those who create nothing yet criticize those businesses and are popularly regarded as heroes instead of those who truly improve lives
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Political philosophy that advocates freedom of action and thought for every human
Upd   Articles The think tank boom
Discusses the proliferation of state-level "libertarian/conservative think tanks" between 1985-2000, the activities in pursuit of their goals and various examples and quotes from some of the public policy organizations
Upd     Tackling Straw Men Is Easier than Critiquing Libertarianism
Counters John Edward Terrell's critique of libertarianism (in "Evolution and the American Myth of the Individual") using quotes from Adam Smith, Vernon Smith and Herbert Spencer
 
Topic:  Michigan The Wolverine State
Upd   Articles The think tank boom
Discusses the proliferation of state-level "libertarian/conservative think tanks" between 1985-2000, the activities in pursuit of their goals and various examples and quotes from some of the public policy organizations
 
Topic:  Oregon The Beaver State
Upd   Articles The think tank boom
Discusses the proliferation of state-level "libertarian/conservative think tanks" between 1985-2000, the activities in pursuit of their goals and various examples and quotes from some of the public policy organizations
 
Topic:  Policy Institutes Organizations that conduct research on social, economic, political or other issues, publishing their findings to influence government policies
Upd   Articles The think tank boom
Discusses the proliferation of state-level "libertarian/conservative think tanks" between 1985-2000, the activities in pursuit of their goals and various examples and quotes from some of the public policy organizations
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Tackling Straw Men Is Easier than Critiquing Libertarianism
Counters John Edward Terrell's critique of libertarianism (in "Evolution and the American Myth of the Individual") using quotes from Adam Smith, Vernon Smith and Herbert Spencer
 
Topic:  Smith, Adam Eighteenth century Scottish economist, author of The Wealth of Nations
Upd   Articles Tackling Straw Men Is Easier than Critiquing Libertarianism
Counters John Edward Terrell's critique of libertarianism (in "Evolution and the American Myth of the Individual") using quotes from Adam Smith, Vernon Smith and Herbert Spencer
 
Topic:  Smith, Vernon L. 2002 Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences
Upd   Articles Tackling Straw Men Is Easier than Critiquing Libertarianism
Counters John Edward Terrell's critique of libertarianism (in "Evolution and the American Myth of the Individual") using quotes from Adam Smith, Vernon Smith and Herbert Spencer
 
Topic:  Society Grouping of individuals interacting with each other
Upd   Articles Tackling Straw Men Is Easier than Critiquing Libertarianism
Counters John Edward Terrell's critique of libertarianism (in "Evolution and the American Myth of the Individual") using quotes from Adam Smith, Vernon Smith and Herbert Spencer
 
Topic:  Sowell, Thomas Author, syndicated columnist, fellow at the Hoover Institution
Upd   Writings Talkers versus doers
Contrasts the pharmaceutical, automobile, housing and tech companies and entrepreneurs to those who create nothing yet criticize those businesses and are popularly regarded as heroes instead of those who truly improve lives
 
Topic:  Spencer, Herbert 19th century English philosopher
Upd   Articles Tackling Straw Men Is Easier than Critiquing Libertarianism
Counters John Edward Terrell's critique of libertarianism (in "Evolution and the American Myth of the Individual") using quotes from Adam Smith, Vernon Smith and Herbert Spencer
 
Topic:  Transportation The means and equipment used for the movement of passengers and goods
Upd   Articles Talkers versus doers
Contrasts the pharmaceutical, automobile, housing and tech companies and entrepreneurs to those who create nothing yet criticize those businesses and are popularly regarded as heroes instead of those who truly improve lives
 
10 Sep 2022
Topic:  Minimum Wage Laws Legislation that places a lower limit on the prices paid for labor
Upd   Articles "Living wage" kills jobs
Explains what a "living wage" is supposed to be and the effect that "artificially higher wage rates" have on employment
 
Topic:  Sowell, Thomas Author, syndicated columnist, fellow at the Hoover Institution
Upd   Writings "Living wage" kills jobs
Explains what a "living wage" is supposed to be and the effect that "artificially higher wage rates" have on employment
 
Topic:  Unemployment The state of not being engaged in a gainful occupation
Upd   Articles "Living wage" kills jobs
Explains what a "living wage" is supposed to be and the effect that "artificially higher wage rates" have on employment
 
9 Sep 2022
Topic:  Anarchism Political philosophy that considers government unnecessary and advocates instead a stateless society
Upd   Articles Foreword
Foreword to the 1974 edition, compares Rothbard to Karl Marx as a "system builder" of anarchist thought; reprinted in second edition (2000) and as "The System Builder" on 7 Nov 2008 at Mises.org
 
Topic:  Childs, Roy Editor of Libertarian Review (1977-1981) and lead book reviewer for Laissez Faire Books (1984-1992)
Upd   Writings Foreword
Foreword to the 1974 edition, compares Rothbard to Karl Marx as a "system builder" of anarchist thought; reprinted in second edition (2000) and as "The System Builder" on 7 Nov 2008 at Mises.org
 
Topic:  For a New Liberty Book by Murray Rothbard in which he advocated anarchic libertarianism, first published in 1973
Upd   Articles Foreword
Foreword to the 1974 edition, compares Rothbard to Karl Marx as a "system builder" of anarchist thought; reprinted in second edition (2000) and as "The System Builder" on 7 Nov 2008 at Mises.org
 
Topic:  LeFevre, Robert Founder of the Freedom School (later known as Rampart College) in Colorado Springs
Upd   Articles Sy Leon, R.I.P.
Recollections of the life of Seymour (Sy) Leon, who taught at Rampart College with Shaffer, Rampart College and others who taught there, and the libertarian movement of the 1950s/1960s
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Political philosophy that advocates freedom of action and thought for every human
Upd   Articles Sy Leon, R.I.P.
Recollections of the life of Seymour (Sy) Leon, who taught at Rampart College with Shaffer, Rampart College and others who taught there, and the libertarian movement of the 1950s/1960s
Upd     Foreword
Foreword to the 1974 edition, compares Rothbard to Karl Marx as a "system builder" of anarchist thought; reprinted in second edition (2000) and as "The System Builder" on 7 Nov 2008 at Mises.org
 
Topic:  Man, Economy, and State Economic treatise by Murray Rothbard published in 1962
Upd   Articles Foreword
Foreword to the 1974 edition, compares Rothbard to Karl Marx as a "system builder" of anarchist thought; reprinted in second edition (2000) and as "The System Builder" on 7 Nov 2008 at Mises.org
 
Topic:  Rothbard, Murray Economist of the Austrian School, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
Upd   Articles Sy Leon, R.I.P.
Recollections of the life of Seymour (Sy) Leon, who taught at Rampart College with Shaffer, Rampart College and others who taught there, and the libertarian movement of the 1950s/1960s
Upd     Foreword
Foreword to the 1974 edition, compares Rothbard to Karl Marx as a "system builder" of anarchist thought; reprinted in second edition (2000) and as "The System Builder" on 7 Nov 2008 at Mises.org
 
Topic:  Shaffer, Butler Professor of law at Southwestern University
Upd   Writings Sy Leon, R.I.P.
Recollections of the life of Seymour (Sy) Leon, who taught at Rampart College with Shaffer, Rampart College and others who taught there, and the libertarian movement of the 1950s/1960s
 
Topic:  Voting Selecting those who will govern by casting ballots
Upd   Articles Sy Leon, R.I.P.
Recollections of the life of Seymour (Sy) Leon, who taught at Rampart College with Shaffer, Rampart College and others who taught there, and the libertarian movement of the 1950s/1960s
 
8 Sep 2022
Topic:  Free Market The uncoerced, consensual exchanges of goods and services between individuals, antithesis of the State
Upd   Articles Speaking to Nonlibertarians
Suggests an approach by which libertarians can try to persuade others of the undesirability of government-provided services and the benefits of free markets
 
Topic:  Free Trade Exchange of goods and services without barriers
Upd   Articles Substance, not style
Contrasts several of presidential candidate Obama's 2008 issue positions with those of Hillary Clinton and argues his approach could be called left-libertarianism
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles Speaking to Nonlibertarians
Suggests an approach by which libertarians can try to persuade others of the undesirability of government-provided services and the benefits of free markets
 
Topic:  Health Care Preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic and other services related to the health of an individual
Upd   Articles Substance, not style
Contrasts several of presidential candidate Obama's 2008 issue positions with those of Hillary Clinton and argues his approach could be called left-libertarianism
 
Topic:  Imperialism Domination or control, by one country, of one or more other countries or territories
Upd   Articles The State of the Movement
Examines the history and status of the (New Left) Movement, in particular of the Students for a Democratic Society and the involvement of libertarians and socialists in SDS
 
Topic:  Labor Human physical and mental skills available to produce goods and services
Upd   Articles Speaking to Nonlibertarians
Suggests an approach by which libertarians can try to persuade others of the undesirability of government-provided services and the benefits of free markets
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Political philosophy that advocates freedom of action and thought for every human
Upd   Articles The State of the Movement
Examines the history and status of the (New Left) Movement, in particular of the Students for a Democratic Society and the involvement of libertarians and socialists in SDS
Upd     Substance, not style
Contrasts several of presidential candidate Obama's 2008 issue positions with those of Hillary Clinton and argues his approach could be called left-libertarianism
Upd     Speaking to Nonlibertarians
Suggests an approach by which libertarians can try to persuade others of the undesirability of government-provided services and the benefits of free markets
 
Topic:  Liggio, Leonard Executive Vice President of the Atlas Economic Research Foundation
Upd   Writings The State of the Movement
Examines the history and status of the (New Left) Movement, in particular of the Students for a Democratic Society and the involvement of libertarians and socialists in SDS
 
Topic:  Obama, Barack Forty-fourth President of the United States
Upd   Articles Substance, not style
Contrasts several of presidential candidate Obama's 2008 issue positions with those of Hillary Clinton and argues his approach could be called left-libertarianism
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Articles Speaking to Nonlibertarians
Suggests an approach by which libertarians can try to persuade others of the undesirability of government-provided services and the benefits of free markets
 
Topic:  Vietnam War Conflict during 1954-1975 between South and North Vietnam, with increasing United States involvement
Upd   Articles The State of the Movement
Examines the history and status of the (New Left) Movement, in particular of the Students for a Democratic Society and the involvement of libertarians and socialists in SDS
 
7 Sep 2022
Topic:  Bandow, Doug Syndicated columnist, senior fellow at the Cato Institute
Upd   Articles Selling Ideas
Discusses the 2005 incident involving Bandow and Jack Abramoff and reminds us of previous incidents of left-vs.-right attacks (and vice versa), concluding with quotes from Mises' Liberalism (1927)
 
Topic:  Cato Institute Non-profit public policy research foundation in Washington, DC
Upd   Articles Selling Ideas
Discusses the 2005 incident involving Bandow and Jack Abramoff and reminds us of previous incidents of left-vs.-right attacks (and vice versa), concluding with quotes from Mises' Liberalism (1927)
 
Topic:  Colorado The Centennial State
Upd   Interviews South Park Libertarians
Transcript of conversation with Trey Parker and Matt Stone, at Reason's August 2006 conference, in Amsterdam, on the future of free expression and free markets in Europe; includes lengthy introduction
 
Topic:  Education, Compulsory Attendance in schools that is mandated by laws
Upd   Interviews The Separation of School and State Alliance: An Interview with Marshall Fritz
Transcript of online chat hosted by Mary Leggewie (creator of HomeschoolChristian.com) and including audience member questions, many asking about ways to support Fritz and the Alliance's efforts
 
Topic:  Fritz, Marshall President of Alliance for the Separation of School and State
Upd   Interviews The Separation of School and State Alliance: An Interview with Marshall Fritz
Transcript of online chat hosted by Mary Leggewie (creator of HomeschoolChristian.com) and including audience member questions, many asking about ways to support Fritz and the Alliance's efforts
 
Topic:  Gillespie, Nick Editor of Reason.com and Reason.tv
Upd   Interviews (interviewer) South Park Libertarians
Transcript of conversation with Trey Parker and Matt Stone, at Reason's August 2006 conference, in Amsterdam, on the future of free expression and free markets in Europe; includes lengthy introduction
 
Topic:  Homeschooling Educating children at home
Upd   Interviews The Separation of School and State Alliance: An Interview with Marshall Fritz
Transcript of online chat hosted by Mary Leggewie (creator of HomeschoolChristian.com) and including audience member questions, many asking about ways to support Fritz and the Alliance's efforts
 
Topic:  Intellectual Property Laws Laws that grant monopoly rights on intellectual creations, such as patents and copyrights
Upd   Interviews South Park Libertarians
Transcript of conversation with Trey Parker and Matt Stone, at Reason's August 2006 conference, in Amsterdam, on the future of free expression and free markets in Europe; includes lengthy introduction
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Political philosophy that advocates freedom of action and thought for every human
Upd   Interviews The Separation of School and State Alliance: An Interview with Marshall Fritz
Transcript of online chat hosted by Mary Leggewie (creator of HomeschoolChristian.com) and including audience member questions, many asking about ways to support Fritz and the Alliance's efforts
Upd     South Park Libertarians
Transcript of conversation with Trey Parker and Matt Stone, at Reason's August 2006 conference, in Amsterdam, on the future of free expression and free markets in Europe; includes lengthy introduction
 
Topic:  Oscars, The Annual awards granted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in various categories
Upd   Interviews South Park Libertarians
Transcript of conversation with Trey Parker and Matt Stone, at Reason's August 2006 conference, in Amsterdam, on the future of free expression and free markets in Europe; includes lengthy introduction
 
Topic:  Paul, Ron Texas Republican Congressman, 1988 Libertarian Presidential candidate, 2008 Republican Presidential prospective candidate
Upd   Interviews The Separation of School and State Alliance: An Interview with Marshall Fritz
Transcript of online chat hosted by Mary Leggewie (creator of HomeschoolChristian.com) and including audience member questions, many asking about ways to support Fritz and the Alliance's efforts
 
Topic:  Ravenal, Earl Professor emeritus of International Relations at Georgetown University
Upd   Writings The Case for Strategic Disengagement
Proposes strategic disengagement as an alternative to the U.S. foreign policy of "balance of power" system, defending it as not being "appeasement" or the "old isolationism"; also found in The Libertarian Reader (1997)
 
Topic:  Separation of School and State, Alliance for the Aims to improve education by liberating schools from politics
Upd   Interviews The Separation of School and State Alliance: An Interview with Marshall Fritz
Transcript of online chat hosted by Mary Leggewie (creator of HomeschoolChristian.com) and including audience member questions, many asking about ways to support Fritz and the Alliance's efforts
 
Topic:  Socialism Socio-economic system in which the means of production and distribution are under collective or government control
Upd   Interviews The Separation of School and State Alliance: An Interview with Marshall Fritz
Transcript of online chat hosted by Mary Leggewie (creator of HomeschoolChristian.com) and including audience member questions, many asking about ways to support Fritz and the Alliance's efforts
 
Topic:  South Park "I'm goin' down to South Park. Gonna have myself a time."
Upd   Interviews South Park Libertarians
Transcript of conversation with Trey Parker and Matt Stone, at Reason's August 2006 conference, in Amsterdam, on the future of free expression and free markets in Europe; includes lengthy introduction
 
Topic:  Speech, Freedom of Liberty to speak, write or otherwise express oneself
Upd   Interviews South Park Libertarians
Transcript of conversation with Trey Parker and Matt Stone, at Reason's August 2006 conference, in Amsterdam, on the future of free expression and free markets in Europe; includes lengthy introduction
 
Topic:  Television Shows A television program usually broadcast on a regular weekly schedule
Upd   Interviews South Park Libertarians
Transcript of conversation with Trey Parker and Matt Stone, at Reason's August 2006 conference, in Amsterdam, on the future of free expression and free markets in Europe; includes lengthy introduction
 
6 Sep 2022
Topic:  Agorism Libertarian strategy proposed by Samuel E. Konkin III that strives to achieve a voluntary society via non-political means
Upd   Articles Samuel Edward Konkin III
Biographical essay, including examination of Konkin's ideas on the Counter-Economy; transcript of "The Libertarian Tradition" podcast of 20 July 2010; includes photo of Konkin with author
 
Topic:  Foundation for Economic Education One of the oldest free-market organizations in the U.S., founded in 1946 to study and advance the freedom philosophy
Upd   Articles A Salute to Bettina Bien Greaves
Guest editor column, written for Greaves' 80th birthday to show an appreciation and the extent of her work for liberty
 
Topic:  Greaves, Bettina Bien Foundation for Economic Education Resident Scholar
Upd   Articles A Salute to Bettina Bien Greaves
Guest editor column, written for Greaves' 80th birthday to show an appreciation and the extent of her work for liberty
 
Topic:  Heinlein, Robert A. American science fiction writer
Upd   Articles Samuel Edward Konkin III
Biographical essay, including examination of Konkin's ideas on the Counter-Economy; transcript of "The Libertarian Tradition" podcast of 20 July 2010; includes photo of Konkin with author
 
Topic:  Konkin III, Samuel Edward Proponent of agorism and author of the New Libertarian Manifesto
Upd   Articles Samuel Edward Konkin III
Biographical essay, including examination of Konkin's ideas on the Counter-Economy; transcript of "The Libertarian Tradition" podcast of 20 July 2010; includes photo of Konkin with author
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Political philosophy that advocates freedom of action and thought for every human
Upd   Articles A Salute to Bettina Bien Greaves
Guest editor column, written for Greaves' 80th birthday to show an appreciation and the extent of her work for liberty
Upd     Samuel Edward Konkin III
Biographical essay, including examination of Konkin's ideas on the Counter-Economy; transcript of "The Libertarian Tradition" podcast of 20 July 2010; includes photo of Konkin with author
 
Topic:  Los Angeles The City of Angels
Upd   Articles Samuel Edward Konkin III
Biographical essay, including examination of Konkin's ideas on the Counter-Economy; transcript of "The Libertarian Tradition" podcast of 20 July 2010; includes photo of Konkin with author
 
Topic:  Mises, Ludwig von Austrian school economist, author of Human Action
Upd   Articles A Salute to Bettina Bien Greaves
Guest editor column, written for Greaves' 80th birthday to show an appreciation and the extent of her work for liberty
 
Topic:  Moon is a Harsh Mistress, The Science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein recounting a rebellion in a lunar colony, published in 1966
Upd   Articles Samuel Edward Konkin III
Biographical essay, including examination of Konkin's ideas on the Counter-Economy; transcript of "The Libertarian Tradition" podcast of 20 July 2010; includes photo of Konkin with author
 
Topic:  New York City The Big Apple
Upd   Articles Samuel Edward Konkin III
Biographical essay, including examination of Konkin's ideas on the Counter-Economy; transcript of "The Libertarian Tradition" podcast of 20 July 2010; includes photo of Konkin with author
 
Topic:  Riggenbach, Jeff Journalist, broadcaster, columnist, former executive editor of The Libertarian Review
Upd   Writings Samuel Edward Konkin III
Biographical essay, including examination of Konkin's ideas on the Counter-Economy; transcript of "The Libertarian Tradition" podcast of 20 July 2010; includes photo of Konkin with author
 
5 Sep 2022
Topic:  Africa Second largest continent, population about 1.1 billion.
Upd   Articles Clinton in Africa
Crititcizes Bill Clinton for his "apology for slavery" and suggests he was playing the "race card ... to escape the consequences of his own actions"
 
Topic:  Bastiat, Circle Informal group of friends of Murray Rothbard in the early 1950s, named after the nineteenth century French economist
Upd   Articles Rothbard, Murray (1926-1995)
Biographical and bibliographical essay
 
Topic:  California The Golden State
Upd   Articles Senator Feinstein and property rights
Discusses Dianne Feinstein's comment that private property is "alive and well" in San Francisco as evidenced by its high property values
 
Topic:  Central Banking The practice of establishing a country's monetary policy through a government-owned or -controlled institution
Upd   Articles Rothbard, Murray (1926-1995)
Biographical and bibliographical essay
 
Topic:  Clinton, Bill Forty-second President of the United States
Upd   Articles Clinton in Africa
Crititcizes Bill Clinton for his "apology for slavery" and suggests he was playing the "race card ... to escape the consequences of his own actions"
 
Topic:  For a New Liberty Book by Murray Rothbard in which he advocated anarchic libertarianism, first published in 1973
Upd   Articles Rothbard, Murray (1926-1995)
Biographical and bibliographical essay
 
Topic:  Law, Rule of Legal environment where cases are handled in a non-arbitrary manner
Upd   Articles Clinton in Africa
Crititcizes Bill Clinton for his "apology for slavery" and suggests he was playing the "race card ... to escape the consequences of his own actions"
 
Topic:  Learning The process of acquiring knowledge or skills
Upd   Articles Bad Teachers
Review of the 1998 book Bad Teachers: The Essential Guide for Concerned Parents by Guy Strickland, a former teacher and principal turned education consultant
 
Topic:  Libertarian Forum, The Newsletter edited by Murray Rothbard, published between 1 Mar 1969 and Dec 1984
Upd   Articles Rothbard, Murray (1926-1995)
Biographical and bibliographical essay
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Political philosophy that advocates freedom of action and thought for every human
Upd   Articles Rothbard's For a New Liberty
Review of For a New Liberty (1973) with emphasis on Rothbard's discussion of the nonaggression axiom and natural rights
Upd     Rothbard, Murray (1926-1995)
Biographical and bibliographical essay
 
Topic:  Libertarian Party United States
Upd   Articles Rothbard, Murray (1926-1995)
Biographical and bibliographical essay
 
Topic:  Long, Roderick T. Professor of philosophy at Auburn University, president of the Molinari Institute
Upd   Articles Rothbard's For a New Liberty
Review of For a New Liberty (1973) with emphasis on Rothbard's discussion of the nonaggression axiom and natural rights
 
Topic:  Man, Economy, and State Economic treatise by Murray Rothbard published in 1962
Upd   Articles Rothbard, Murray (1926-1995)
Biographical and bibliographical essay
 
Topic:  Mises Institute Research and education in classical liberalism, libertarian political theory, and Austrian School of economics
Upd   Articles Rothbard, Murray (1926-1995)
Biographical and bibliographical essay
 
Topic:  New York City The Big Apple
Upd   Articles Senator Feinstein and property rights
Discusses Dianne Feinstein's comment that private property is "alive and well" in San Francisco as evidenced by its high property values
 
Upd Topic:  Non-aggression principle The libertarian principle that no person should initiate force against another
Upd   Articles Rothbard's For a New Liberty
Review of For a New Liberty (1973) with emphasis on Rothbard's discussion of the nonaggression axiom and natural rights
 
Topic:  Property Rights Rights of an owner to use and dispose of assets
Upd   Articles Senator Feinstein and property rights
Discusses Dianne Feinstein's comment that private property is "alive and well" in San Francisco as evidenced by its high property values
 
Topic:  Rothbard, Murray Economist of the Austrian School, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
Upd   Reference Rothbard, Murray (1926-1995)
Biographical and bibliographical essay
Upd   Articles Rothbard's For a New Liberty
Review of For a New Liberty (1973) with emphasis on Rothbard's discussion of the nonaggression axiom and natural rights
 
Topic:  Sowell, Thomas Author, syndicated columnist, fellow at the Hoover Institution
Upd   Writings Clinton in Africa
Crititcizes Bill Clinton for his "apology for slavery" and suggests he was playing the "race card ... to escape the consequences of his own actions"
Upd     Bad Teachers
Review of the 1998 book Bad Teachers: The Essential Guide for Concerned Parents by Guy Strickland, a former teacher and principal turned education consultant
Upd     Senator Feinstein and property rights
Discusses Dianne Feinstein's comment that private property is "alive and well" in San Francisco as evidenced by its high property values
Upd     Roasting Walter Williams
Recounts how Sowell first met Williams, discovering they thought along similar lines, providing other factual and anecdotal information on Williams since that meeting
 
Topic:  Williams, Walter E. Professor of Economics, author, syndicated columnist
Upd   Articles Roasting Walter Williams
Recounts how Sowell first met Williams, discovering they thought along similar lines, providing other factual and anecdotal information on Williams since that meeting